Beretta has some news for those of you who are avid upland hunters. They have introduced the updated version of their 686 Silver Pigeon I over and under shotgun. The company calls it “The Evolution of the Icon” and advertises it with a steampunk-ish looking metal bird which probably symbolizes another slogan for this gun – “Nature Evolves. So Do We.“.
Here is how Beretta describes this shotgun and point outs its key new features:
The 686 Silver Pigeon I’s receiver, which is derived from the legendary 680 series, features a slim, elegant shape, characterised by the tried-and-tested locking system with iconic trapezoid shoulders and dual conical locking lugs. The engravings are created using modern Beretta technology, namely a 5-axis laser, capable of engraving rounded surfaces while maintaining perfect continuity in the design.
Below you can also find Beretta’s introduction video of this shotgun.
The new 686 Silver Pigeon I features walnut furniture with an oil finish. The stock is available in both right or left-handed versions and comes with a Microcore® recoil pad. There are two options of the forearm – rounded or Schnabel. The latter is the forend shape where the front end of the forend flares downward creating sort of a handstop.
Do we have upland hunters among our readers? What do you think about the latest iteration of this Beretta shotgun?
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